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October 22, 2012, 3:55 PM

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The Korea Times:
Samsung Display to terminate Apple deal  —  Samsung Display said Monday that it will terminate its contract with Apple and no longer supply liquid crystal display (LCD) panels to its long time partner.  —  The news comes as speculation is mounting over a rift between the two firms …
Steve Clayton / TechNet Blogs:
Exclusive video: Bill Gates on Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Surface  —  I often tell people I've got one of the best jobs at Microsoft; I get the opportunity to meet and talk with the people here who brew the special sauce that is Microsoft.  Last week I got to meet and talk with the guy who first created the sauce.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Apple's secret garden: the struggle over leaks and security  —  Apple engineers love the “big reveal.”  When a surprising new product they have been toiling over in secrecy finally bursts into public view during an Apple keynote, they enjoy seeing the public reaction.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Android apps used by millions vulnerable to password, e-mail theft  —  By exploiting inadequate SSL protections in an anti-virus app, researchers were able to force it to download a malicious virus signature.  —  Fahl et al.  —  Android applications downloaded by as many as 185 million users …
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Apple starts testing iOS 6.0.1 for release in coming weeks, iOS 6.1 to come after holidays  —  One of our reliable Apple (AAPL) sources has let us know Apple has begun testing iOS 6..1 with different carrier partners in the U.S. and we have a general list of what the first iOS 6 update …
Jay Greene / CNET:
Steven Sinofsky: Microsoft's controversial Mr. Windows 8  —  The software giant asked the exec to deliver a new, quality operating system and do it on time.  This week, we'll find out if his sharp elbows and turf fighting were worth it.  —  Two years ago, Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie …
Mark King / Guardian:
Amazon wipes customer's Kindle and deletes account with no explanation  —  Kindle user had her account deleted because it had ties to ‘previous abuses of company policy’, but the online retailer blanked all follow-up enquiries  —  An Amazon Kindle user has had her account wiped and all her paid …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Skype for Windows 8 launches on October 26th (hands-on preview)  —  Backend changes prepare Microsoft's communications service for the future  —  After months of teasing a Windows 8 style version of Skype, Microsoft is finally delivering it on October 26th.
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple Sees Schools Buoying Tablet Lead With IPad in Class  —  Julie Garcia handed Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPads to students in her seventh-grade pre-algebra class on a recent morning before showing the pupils how to use the tablet to graph data, hunt for correlations and record how-to videos.
Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Twitter Hires Agency Relations Chief From Google  —  Matt Derella Formerly Oversaw the Relationship Between Publicis and Google  —  Twitter is signaling to agencies that it's all grown up and ready to service them the way the likes of Google and AOL do.  —  The company has hired a new director …
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
Tweets Spawn Ad Campaigns  —  Chatter on Social-Media Sites Gives Marketers Direction for Commercials  —  The newest member of Samsung Mobile's Mad Men team: Twitter.  —  Samsung's latest television ad, which mocks Apple Inc.'s new iPhone, is striking a chord with consumers …
Ryan Dezember / Wall Street Journal:
Ancestry.com Agrees to $1.6 Billion Takeover  —  Genealogy website Ancestry.com Inc. has agreed to be acquired by an investor group led by European private-equity firm Permira for about $1.6 billion, or $32 a share, according to people familiar with the deal.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
End of Resale Deal With Hewlett-Packard Stings IPO-Bound Violin Memory  —  So, has Hewlett-Packard cut its ties with Violin Memory, or not?  It depends on whom you ask, and what exactly you mean by “end.”  —  Violin, you may remember, is the memory array company that uses flash memory chips …
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Apple, ARM, and Intel  —  Apple and Samsung are engaged in a knives-out smartphone war, most infamously in the courts but, more importantly, in the marketplace.  In its latest ad campaign, Samsung has cleverly “borrowed” a page from Apple's own marketing playbook, posturing the iPhone …
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Carrier-Led Mobile Payments Venture Isis Launches In Austin & Salt Lake City  —  As previously rumored, the carrier-led mobile payments venture known as Isis has officially launched in its first two test markets today: Austin, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah.
Ryo Takano / AJW by The Asahi Shimbun:
Tokyo court rejects Samsung's request for iPhone injunction  —  Asahi Asia Antenna -  —  Samsung Electronics Co. has suffered a setback in its worldwide legal battle with Apple Inc. over alleged patent violations after a Tokyo court rejected its request for injunction to stop iPhone sales in Japan.

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